It’s Double Up Thursday!
First part of our post today is Thankful Thursday with Brian – he hosts this wonderful Blog Hop every week where we all hop on board and tell the world what we are thankful for – YOU can join us – just click his badge above……….I do have a few Thankfuls this week to talk about – first is that my Dad is recovering from his surgery a week ago JUST FINE and is going for his follow-up with his doc today! I’m also thankful that we have NOT received a lot of snow but then again, that was a mixed blessing – because instead of SNOW, we got ICE – and ice is worse than snow really. Two days this week we had sleet fall and pile up on roads, tree limbs, sidewalks – it was not a good thing! Looked pretty but ice is bad for those who HAVE to be out in it!
Also as usual, I am thankful that Angel Sammy’s email arrived with his poem for this week…….as busy as I know he is at the Rainbow Bridge he never lets me down and gets his Poetic Thursday poem to me ON TIME! Here it is:
Hello to my friends! Happy Thursday!
I’ve been watching the weather you all have had – not just my brother Teddy but EVERYONE – I’d say this has been a most interesting winter wouldn’t you? Up here at the Bridge the weather is perfect ALL THE TIME but down where you are – well – NOT SO MUCH! Anyway, if you’re out in bad weather stay safe – if you don’t HAVE to go out – don’t. Take the advice of an Angel!
This week I gave you this photo to use as your inspiration for a poem. The idea is to look at the photo then write a poem – long or short – any poetic form – based on how the photo makes you feel, what you see, or what you think about when you see it. Easy? Well yes – even if you aren’t normally a poet – just give it a try – trust me – it’s fun!
By Angel Sammy Kimmell, February 7, 2018
Do you ever feel like a ship on rough seas?
Days when you fail but have tried so hard to please?
Wishing for the calm of things going just right?
Hanging on to the ropes and sails with all of your might?
Then it can change in an instant to calm and secure
Your compass is right and your judgment is sure
Remember that life has its’ share of surprise
You know not what awaits you when you open your eyes.
Through rough seas or calm waters your life’s ship will roam
When the wind in your sails wanes you can be sure that you’re HOME.
Now it’s YOUR turn. If you like, you can leave your blog link in our comments here so we can go read YOUR poem inspired by the photo OR you can write your poem IN our comments – however you want to do it, I hope you will take a chance – write a poem – let your imagination fly!
Here is your photo for NEXT week’s Poetic Thursday………………I hope you have some fun with this one too…………..
This will be a most interesting poetic challenge wouldn’t you say? I’ll look forward to seeing all of you poets next week…………..! Until then – be THANKFUL for what you have…………
Hugs, Angel Sammy
Thanks Angel Sammy. I always look forward to Thursdays – I feel you with me ALWAYS but I like to see your poems and get your emails on Thursdays. See you next week!!
P.S. Extra Fun………..remember that great photo last week of the stairs in an old almshouse? We created a jigsaw from it – if you’re interested in putting it together just CLICK HERE !